30 Halloween Party Theme Ideas

30 Halloween Party Theme Ideas

Are you trying to figure out what Halloween party theme ideas you might want to try this year? From classic movie monsters to Voodoo in the Bayou, we’ve found the best party ideas that you can DIY!

Any great Halloween party has to begin with a theme.

Are you looking for something scary? Gruesome? Funny? Nostalgic? Traditional? Or unique?

Things to consider when picking out Halloween party theme ideas.

  • Do you already have a lot of existing Halloween decor that fits a certain theme? It might be a great way to save money to use what you already have.
  • Think about your guest list. Do you need your theme to be kid-friendly, work appropriate, or is it about scaring your friends to their core?
  • Think outside the coffin. Not all Halloween parties have to be the same. You can use fun colors like teal or pink, have a pumpkin carving contest, or have a sophisticated Halloween dinner party.

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Still not sure what theme you’re looking for? Check out these 30 spine-chilling Halloween party theme ideas below.

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01 | FRANKENSTEINS MONSTER PARTY

Having a Frankenstein’s Monster party won’t disappoint! Green & black accents, high voltage light displays, & green Frankenstein dip will elevate this party to electrifying heights.

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02 | PIRATE HALLOWEEN PARTY

Pirate parties aren’t just for kids anymore! Mermaid skeletons, bloody shark bite drinks, & tattered table cloths can make this theme a new frightening favorite.

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03 | VOODOO IN THE BAYOU

Out of all 30 Halloween party theme ideas on this list, Voodoo in the Bayou has got to be the most creative. The witch doctor is in and making some seriously spine-chilling party decor. Think shrunken heads, voodoo doll-making stations, and mesmerizing voodoo drinks.

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04 | TRADITIONAL BLACK & ORANGE

The idea of an orange & black Halloween party sounds amazing! It’s unexpectedly simple and your guests will love it!

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05 | THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

This is Halloween! Jack & Sally cookies, Oogie Boogie munch, & Tim Burton inspired party decorations to make this Halloween party theme a fan favorite!

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06 | WICKED WITCHES

Wicked witches is a great theme that has endless possibilities. Broomsticks, floating hats, & surprise cauldrons will entertain your party deep into the witching hour.

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07 | CREEPY CIRCUS

Freak shows, ruthless ring leaders, & rotten cotton candy create a twisted turn on a childhood favorite. Out of all the Halloween party theme ideas on this list, a creepy circus hits the nose on the clown!

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08 | SCARY MOVIES

Camp Crystal Lake, Friday the 13th, & Nightmare on Elm St. make their debut in this super scary Halloween party theme!

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09 | HOCUS POCUS

The Sanderson sisters are back and at your party! I smell children’s banners, books of the dead brownies, & black flamed candles that make this theme a show stopper.

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10 | SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS

They’ll send shivers down your spine. Use skeletons as decor, stuff their rib cages with yummy treats, & create hilarious displays everyone will want to take a selfie with.

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11 | BIO-HAZARD

This unique theme is one of kind. Show everyone where the zombie apocalypse began with barrels of toxic waste & glow in the dark decorations.

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12 | GOTHIC

Create an elegant Halloween party with a beautiful gothic theme. Dark reds, purples, & black create a dark intimate gothic event in candlelight.

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13 | MONSTER MASH

We love monsters. From Dracula to Wolfman we just can’t have enough of these monster mash-up Halloween party ideas!

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14 | BLACK & WHITE

These black & white Halloween party themes are far from boring! Check out these beautiful table displays & gothic finger foods.

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15 | BEETLEJUICE

Pull up a chair with the recently deceased & belt out Day O with this awesome Beetlejuice-themed Halloween party!

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16 | VICIOUS VAMPIRES

Blood chocolate fountains, cascading bats, & fang marked cupcakes make the vampire theme for a Halloween party and tried & true classic that never gets old.

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17 | HAUNTED HOUSE

Create an eerie atmosphere with a haunted house Halloween party! Ghosts in the mirrors, cobwebs in every corner, & flickering lights make decorating for this type of party endless.

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18 | MYSTICAL FORTUNE TELLER PARTY

Palm readings, fortune telling, & tarot card readings make this party theme fun & interactive for your guests!

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19 | DISNEY VILLAINS

We hate to love these Disney villains. From Cruella to Maleficent there are dozens of ways to decorate for this Disney villain Halloween party!

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20 | SPIDERS

Creep out your party guests with an all-spider theme! Spider web cotton candy & spider egg doughnut bites will be sure to freak-out everyone!

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21 | WILD WEST GHOST TOWN

How fun is this Halloween party theme idea? Create your own old-time western Ghost Town with skeleton snakes, scary scorpions, & dead outlaws.

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22 | DAY OF THE DEAD

Out of all of these Halloween party theme ideas, a Dia De Las Muertos theme is the most colorful one! Make your party pop with Day of The Dead decor everyone will love.

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23 | EDGAR ALLEN POE

Create the essence of Edgar Allen Poe’s creepy tales in these gothic table settings & eerie party foods.

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24 | AUTUMN HARVEST

Not every Halloween party needs to be scary. Celebrate with this wonderfully warm & welcoming autumn harvest pumpkin theme.

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25 | MUMMY’S CURSE

Wrap up this Halloween theme with life-sized mummies & deliciously adorable mummy treats.

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26 | CRIME SCENE PARTY

This killer party theme is the perfect bloody scene for your guests. Bloody crime scene cookies & gruesome murder decor make this the perfect beginning to a murder mystery party!

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27 | IT

You’ll float too with this incredibly scary party theme! From SS. Georgie cupcakes to bloody bags of popcorn, any Stephen King fan will love this party!

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28 | MAD SCIENTISTS

Boiling beakers & chocolate lab rat cake pops make this Halloween party theme perfect for anyone going a little bit mad!

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29 | POPS OF PINK

This untraditional Halloween party is perfect for the pink lovers in your life! Co-workers & friends will be blown away at this beautiful display of horror!

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30 | GHASTLY GHOSTS

Party with the spirits at your Halloween party with this classic party theme that will stay forever timeless.

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I hope that out of these 30 Halloween party theme ideas you’ve found the perfect one!

Happy Halloween & Happy Decluttering!

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